Conversations with Tim Gautreaux

Conversations with Tim Gautreaux

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Louisiana writer Tim Gautreaux (b. 1947) writes fiction that mixes equal parts dry humor, tall tales, and deep tragedy. His stories and novels of working-class Acadiana portray lives of inimitably poignant love, loss, and longing. The depth and complexity of Gautreaux's writing invite scholarly appraisals as well, as critics mine the richness of his moral vision. These interviews reveal the intensity of his sense of place, his deep connection to the mechanical and working world, his commitment to the craft of writing, and his Catholic view that has been shaped by Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy. Conversations with Tim Gautreaux collects interviews from 1993 to 2009 with the author of The Missing, The Clearing, Welding with Children, and many other vital works of fiction. Readers who have been engaged with the themes in his stories and novels will find themselves equally taken with the kind and thoughtful voice they discover in interviews.His latest novel, The Clearing (Knopf 2003), which examines the brutal world of a Louisiana sawmill in the 1920s, has been highly praised, with USA Today ... a horse, who arena#39;t afraid of describing either a rural driveway or a mountain range, who see metaphor as a tool and not as interior decoration for sentences. ... I dona#39;t know of many writers of literary fiction who consider themselves part of a a€œschool.

Title:Conversations with Tim Gautreaux
Author:L. Lamar Nisly
Publisher:Univ. Press of Mississippi - 2012-07-27


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